Toronto has quickly become a hub for innovative and groundbreaking technology companies. Not only have some of the world’s tech giants turned their focus to the GTA, but the city is also bursting with tech startups and ventures of all types and sizes.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, StartUp HERE Toronto is spending the month of March spotlighting some of entrepreneurial women in this city and the cutting-edge technology companies they have formed.
In Toronto, you’ll find incredible diversity and depth among female-led tech companies. These ventures are improving lives, streamlining processes for individuals and businesses, and changing the world.
From angel investment firm Two Small Fish Ventures, which focuses on early-stage internet companies and helping startups leverage networks most appropriate to their goals, to Peekapak, which uses research-based learning curriculum, digital games and storytelling to teach children social skills and empathy, the number and variety of female-led tech companies in the city continues to grow each day.
There’s marketing tech company Horizn, which helps clients accelerate market adoption by assisting with knowledge adoption; ChickAdvisor.com, an online review site for products and services geared toward women; and SqueezeCMM, which has built a real-time dashboard that offers clients critical info on content performance across platforms.
Of course, that isn’t all. The flourishing tech scene in Toronto also features Raw Signal Group, which works with organizations in high-growth sectors and helps companies add a management layer in a hurry; the Datenight platform, a website and mobile app that connects parents with caregivers to make babysitting and child care more convenient; and Brika, a highly-curated online store that isn’t just an e-commerce venture, but also a strong advocate of the maker movement.
Each of these organizations fills a role and meets a need while simultaneously expanding and growing the Toronto tech scene to levels it has never reached before.
StartUp HERE Toronto's Spotlight on: Women in Tech
We start this series with a look at Two Small Fish Ventures, which focuses on early-stage internet companies with strong network effects. Check back throughout the month of March to learn about other women running Toronto-based technology companies.